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Anime Spotlight - Ingress

by ANN Staff,
Premieres at 0:55 of October 18, 2018.

Key Staff

Director: Yūhei Sakuragi
(The Relative Worlds)


At the CERN facility in Geneva, in the shadow of discovery of the Higgs-Boson, a secret project was taking place: The Niantic Project, where scientists discovered a mysterious substance that can interface directly with the human brain.

This substance, called "Exotic Matter (XM)", has existed since ancient times, influencing human minds and the progress of humanity.

In the wake of this discovery, a battle of powerful nations and corporate giants has been unleashed. Organizations across the globe have embarked on a secret race to exploit XM. It represents both an opportunity and a threat to humanity.

Two Factions seeks to control the XM, and through it, human destiny.

The Enlightened view XM's power as a gift that enhances human experience and discovery.
The Resistance see XM as a hostile takeover of the human mind, choosing technology as humanity's best path forward.

XM, and the mystery behind it, lie at the center of this battle for the fate of humanity.

2018 ──

Now, a new struggle is about to unfold in Tokyo and across the globe. Dangerous and powerful forces seeking to exploit the potential of XM will collide.

This groundbreaking project will mark the beginning of an epic augmented-reality experience combining the three elements of animation, location-based gaming, and the real world.


Since he was little, Makoto had a strange power which enabled him to read the memories of objects he touched.

Hiding his uncontrollable power, he works as a special agent in the police force. One day, while investigating an explosion at a laboratory that researches a unknown substance called "XM", he sees a mysterious memory.

The memory was from Sarah's ring, who was the sole survivor of the accident.

It was a sight of a person being swallowed into a red light and disappearing.

Makoto becomes embroiled in a massive conspiracy.

The battle for "XM", a material that could affect human mind, starts now――

Character Names & Descriptions

Makoto Midorikawa

Voice: Yoshiki Nakajima

A special agent who belongs to the police force. He can read the memory of an object he touches with his right hand. After meeting Sarah, he becomes aware of the existence of XM and the secrets surrounding his ability.

Sarah Coppola

Voice: Reina Ueda

A woman who has lost her memory. She meets Makoto after the explosion at Hulong Laboratory. She and Makoto are being hunted down by Jack.

Jack Norman

Voice: Shigeo Kiyama

An agent who used to be a mercenary. A mysterious man who chases Sarah. He has the ability to predict moments into the future ("flash forward").

Liu Tien Hua

Voice: Kōsuke Toriumi

Executive member of Hulong (Security officer = in charge of security dept). He acts for the organization goal and often stands in front of Makoto.

Zion Kunikida

Voice: Kentarō Tone

Makoto's friend since he was being a hacker. "Counterfeit man" to create fake public documents as business.

Voice: Hiroo Sasaki

Ex Spec Ops (US Special Forces). Currently an archaeologist who is discovering and researching a special "power spot" location that can be connected to an exotic matter (XM) portal.

Artificial Intelligence, ADA A Detection Algorithm

Voice: Megumi Ogata

ADA is an artificial intelligence that was created to assist Naiantic Project researchers, and became sentient possibly to exposure to XM.


Makoto Midorikawa
Yoshiki Nakajima
Sarah Coppola
Reina Ueda
Jack Norman
Shigeo Kiyama
Christopher Brandt
Tarusuke Shingaki
Liu Tien Hua
Kōsuke Toriumi
Zion Kunikida
Kentarō Tone
Hank Johnson
Hiroo Sasaki
Artificial intelligence ADA
Megumi Ogata


Original story
Yūhei Sakuragi
Sōki Tsukishima / Tora Tsukishima / So Akasaka
Hidehiro Kawai
Character design
Takeshi Honda
Deputy Director
Yoshinari Irikawa
CG Director
Atsushi Furukawa
Art Director
Hiroshi Katō (TOTONYAN) / Hirofumi Sakagami
Art Director Assistant
Hōmi Arai
Concept Artist
Kazuma Kōda
Modeling Director
Masashi Miyaoka
Animation Director
Director of photography
Tatsuya Nomura
Producer / Music Director
Tomohiko Ishii
Animation Production

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